Nuclear Safety

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4977
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are there estimates on the economic and health impacts to London which could arise as a result of a UK nuclear power station radiation leak?

Answer

Answer for Nuclear Safety

Answer for Nuclear Safety

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Resilience Partnership has assessed that there is no direct and immediate risk to London from the release of a radio-active substance from a nuclear reactor because London is not within the emergency planning zones for any nuclear reactors. 

The Government has assessed the national impacts of such an incident. The assessment is not publicly available.

The Partnership is not aware of any publicly available London assessments for the economic and health impacts of a UK nuclear power station radiation leak.